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This old interview with Wizkid brings back fond memories

The singer speaks on how early he picked on music, breaking into the Nigerian music industry, influences and more.

Wizkid's 20 year old self talks love for music

Even before he became known as Starboy or ever thought of topping charts with an international collaboration such as with 'One dance', Wizkid was a young adorable Nigerian singer who was just getting to enjoy life as an artiste.

In this interview with the singer who was just 20 years old, Wizkid reveals a lot about himself, his situation before he got signed by Banky W and more.

Wizkid alongside singer Sexy Steel found their way to Malaysia for a concert organised by Stronghold Entertainment. The pop singer gets talking about how he got his stage name 'Wizkid', how he got to sign with Banky W's E.M.E.

He talks about Banky W being interested in him after he had collaborated with artists like M.I Abaga.


"When I met Banky, he was interested in my work and liked my music, so we talked about it and he gave me a better deal which I hopped for, so that's how I got signed to EME."

He talks joining the industry at the very young age of nine from church, and how he had to prove to his parent folks that he could combine music with academics.

"Music is what I know to do best, so they had no choice but to let me do it," the singer adds.

Wizkid also spoke about how hard it was to break into the industry as a young act especially as no youth was setting the pace in the Nigerian music scene at the time, and how all he had to do was make good music to break into the industry.

The singer cites Banky W and 2face Idibia as his role models.


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